Town Raven

Town Raven
In flight


This is a diary, or rather, field notes written up each day, with the latest entry at the top.

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Location Map

Location Map
This shows where we walk and meet the ravens
The yellow and pink squiggly lines are two walks we take. The yellow one is the one we usually do. The squigglyness indicates how Madame visits her several important sniffing check-points!
We stop several times to feed the ravens, and you can see where they come from.

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Monday, 12 April 2010

April 12th

We left the house at 7.07 a.m. BST, to a slightly overcast and slightly chilly morning. While Llandaff Fields had a few more dogs (and their walkers) this morning, there were no ravens nor any raven calls.

After our usual walk, and after Miss Sophie had been allowed to run for a bit, lead trailing, we then went to the enclosure in the ravens field, where I started to throw scraps. 
I'd seen one raven on the ground, near the wall to the allotments, before I reined in Miss Sophie. He'd flown off however, and no raven came while we walked round the enclosure, throwing scraps. 
As we were at the corner which points towards the spinney, one lone raven flew into the enclosure, picking up some of the scraps and flying off again. 
He was too far away for me to see which one it was - and he did not come back.

Then, because the sun had come out through the clouds, and because Miss Sophie had been so good on the lead, I let her off again, lead trailing.

Well - she ran away, even out of the park to the main road. 

In the end, I did catch her, not because of my running but because she'd turned back. 

So we walked back past the riding stables and at the back of the toddlers' playground, where we saw two ravens on the ground, one of which flew up to chase off a circling seagull. The other had a huge bit of bread in its beak ... No wonder they're not that interested in my scraps any longer ...

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